It’s no secret that many people feel insecure about their appearance. Whether it’s because you were teased as a child, you have a physical deformity, or you simply don’t fit society’s standards of beauty, feeling ugly can be a difficult thing to deal with.
Luckily, there are a number of books out there that can help you to feel better about yourself. Here are some of the best books about being ugly:
1. Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld
This book is about a world where everyone is considered ugly until they turn 16, when they undergo surgery to become pretty. The protagonist, Tally, is initially excited about the surgery, but soon begins to question the whole concept.
2. The Ugly Duckling, by Hans Christian Andersen
This classic fairy tale is about a duckling who is ridiculed for being different, but eventually grows into a beautiful swan. It’s a story that teaches us to accept ourselves for who we are.
3. The Ugly Truth About Beauty, by Dave Barry
In this hilarious book, Dave Barry takes a look at our society’s obsession with beauty, and how it often leads to unrealistic expectations. He also offers some sage advice, such as “don’t worry about wrinkles, they give your face character.”
4. My Ugly Duckling Years, by Rachelle Dell’Aira
In this memoir, Rachelle Dell’Aira chronicles her own journey from feeling like an ugly duckling to eventually embracing her own beauty. She offers readers a candid and inspiring look at what it’s like to grow up feeling insecure.
5. The Ugly American, by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer
This book, which was made into a movie starring Marlon Brando, is set in Southeast Asia and tells the story of a group of American diplomats who are trying to help the people in the region, but are often hampered by their own arrogance and ignorance.
Whether you’re looking for a funny book, a moving story, or some helpful advice, there’s sure to be a book on this list that will resonate with you. So why not give one of them a try? You might just find that it helps you to see yourself in a whole new light.